My child has Tourette Syndrome and ADHD. He craves attention. He has outstanding social skills, but he also has "leaky brakes" (underdeveloped ability to self-inhibit). Put all of that together and he takes every chance he can get to interact with peers at school, even when this gets him in trouble and lands him in the principal's office over and over again. I need a succinct way to explain the connection between his social skills and the attention-seeking behavior. He has the opposite of a "social skills deficit" -- a phrase one often sees in education and psychology.
What is a succinct expression of the opposite of a "social skills deficit"?
I was asked to provide more information to enable people to give useful answers.
Reason I need this word or phrase: for communicating with school personnel, special education impartial hearing officer (similar to a judge), and U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights investigators.
The child thrives on social interactions and his social interactions are highly satisfying, both to himself and those he engages with. The problem is that has trouble sifting when to engage and when not to.
The school conducted an evaluation which determined that the child has "no social skills deficits." (Well, duh.) I need a succinct formulation to express the antonym of "social skills deficits." Here's an example sentence (the child's first initial is M):
M's _______________ and dysinhibition result in socialization which disrupts classroom activities; the school handles this disruptiveness in punitive ways.
And then I would go on to argue for the creation of a Positive Behavior Intervention Plan. (Which I have been requesting, every couple of months, for the past four years....)
One possible phrase that could go in the blank, that occurred to me as a result of the helpful answers and comments here, is
overabundant social skills